Good night, good rest (Walter Cecil Macfarren)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-11-15). Score information: A4, 11 pages, 148 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes:
First published: 1876 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 9, no. 265
Description: Lyrics are no. 14 from the Passionate Pilgrim. originally attributed to William Shakespeare, but now thought to be anonymous.
Original text and translations
Good night, good rest! Ah! neither be my share!
She bade good night that kept my rest away;
And daffed me to a cabin hanged with care;
To descant on the doubts of my decay;
Yet at my parting sweetly did she smile,
In scorn or friendship, nil I construe whether;
'Tmay be she joyed to jest at my exile,
'Tmay be again to make me wander hither,
Yet at my parting did she smile.
Farewell, quoth she, and come again tomorrow,
Farewell I could not, for I supped with sorrow.
Yet at my parting sweetly did she smile.